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Historical Research Materials

This series contains historical materials collected by Bedford upon conducting research for his book on the history of the University of Winnipeg. Materials in this series include letters, photographs, and an 1886 edition of the Manitoba College Journal.

Bedford, A. Gerald

A. Gerald Bedford fonds

  • CA UWA 07.004, 10.001
  • Fonds
  • 1883-2004

The records in the A. Gerald Bedford fonds are those of two accessions: Accession 07.004 and Accession 10.001. Accession 07.004 contains records that were given to Bedford by Edith Baragar, as well as historical material collected by Bedford as he conducted research for his books. Accession 10.001 contains primarily records that were created or collected by Bedford throughout his education and academic career. These records begin with those created by Bedford during his undergraduate degree at United College, and encompass the following 50-plus years that Bedford spent studying, teaching, researching, writing and publishing. Accession 10.01 also includes the historical records of George Bryce and William J. Rose, collected by Bedford and donated to the archives along with his own materials.

Bedford, A. Gerald

Student Records

The records in this series are those created or collected by Bedford during his years as a student, including lecture notes, essays or other course work, exams, and scholarship material. Bedford’s interest in Philosophy, English, and Mathematics is easily traceable throughout these records, which include materials from his undergraduate, master’s and doctorate studies.

Bedford, A. Gerald

Academic Career

The records in this series are those created or collected by Bedford throughout his academic career. These records detail Bedford’s role as a faculty member of United College; professor of English and Mathematics; University historian; active participant in university athletics, conferences, and faculty committees; examiner and adjudicator for Winnipeg schools; and one of the founding members of the Association of University Teachers of English. This series contains the sub-series Course Materials, Faculty Records, Professional Associations, Professional Correspondence, and Addresses and Writings.

Bedford, A. Gerald

Personal Records

This series consists of personal records created or collected by Bedford, and includes mainly correspondence, photographs, and newspaper clippings.

Bedford, A. Gerald

Research Materials

This series contains a variety of materials collected by Bedford relating to the history of the University of Winnipeg and its founding colleges, sports, education, Winnipeg, and the United Church of Canada, and includes publications, newspaper and magazine clippings, correspondence, official documents, obituaries, theses, and many of Bedford's own notes. Some of these research materials may have been used by Bedford upon writing the history of the University of Winnipeg.

Bedford, A. Gerald

Addresses and Writings

This sub-series includes articles, addresses, reviews, introductions, and histories written by Bedford during his academic career.

Bedford, A. Gerald

Professional Associations

This sub-series contains the records of associations with which Bedford was associated during his academic career, and includes newsletters and bulletins, conference invitations and proceedings, meeting minutes, and correspondence.

Bedford, A. Gerald

Course Materials

This sub-series includes lecture notes, course outlines, examinations, and other course materials relating to the courses taught, or exams held, by Bedford throughout his years of teaching. Many of the notes that are included amongst Bedford's course materials appear to be those that Bedford created while a student in similar courses, suggesting that Bedford used his own student-notes upon teaching during his academic career.

Bedford, A. Gerald

Professional Correspondence

This sub-series contains correspondence between Bedford and his colleagues, correspondence that pertains to his, or others', research, and other correspondence of academic or professional consequence. Many drafts of Bedford's outgoing letters are also included.

Bedford, A. Gerald

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